Professionals meeting

Specialist network groups

We have over 30 member network groups which consist of expert professionals who work tirelessly within their chosen specialty to improve treatments and care for children with cancer.  

  • Core Groups lead on our main activities and cover key areas such as late effects, guideline development, palliative care, biological studies, bone marrow transplant, publications, shared care and supportive care.  
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) are networks which bring together members with a clinical or research interest in a particular disease. They provide an expert forum in which to discuss the management of the disease, for example, through planning research or developing treatment guidelines and recommendations. Many of the SIGs also plan education events open to the wider CCLG membership. 
  • Discipline Groups bring together all CCLG members working in a particular discipline (for example, nursing, surgery, radiotherapy, pharmacy and clinical trial coordination) to discuss the latest developments in practice, provide peer support, ensure their discipline is represented in CCLG activities and provide an expert forum. 

NickyThorpOur work is vitally important as it provides the framework for ensuring the highest standards of care for all children and young people with tumours of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) through research, sharing of best practice, working with commissioners and providing peer support.

Dr Nicky Thorp, Chair of CCLG's Neuro-Oncology Group

AndrewPeetImaging is central to the clinical management of children with solid tumours and advances in this field can make an immediate impact on their care. The UK is world leading in many aspects of this field of research and our Functional Imaging Group capitalises on the expertise of some of these top quality scientists

Professor Andrew Peet, Chair of CCLG's Functional Imaging Group